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Nature Adventure's Series Educates Children Worldwide About South Dakota

12/16/2008
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Caribou Productions of Sioux Falls is pleased to announce completion of their new educational television series "Nature Adventures." It can be seen Sundays at 5:30 p.m. CT/ 4:30 MT on South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB).

"Nature Adventures" is a first-of-its-kind educational series, made all about the great state of South Dakota. Each week, the "Nature Adventures" team takes viewers on an adventure in locations throughout the state of South Dakota, focusing on a different nature-related topic, ranging from landscapes and dinosaurs, to wildlife and plants. Each episode was shot in high definition to capture the true beauty of the state.

The show’s creators and hosts, Terri Lawrenz of Lucan, MN and Todd Magnuson, Sioux Falls, SD, envisioned a series that could reach out to South Dakota's children and families, to educate them and leave them with a greater understanding and appreciation of what South Dakotans can find right in their backyards.

According to SDPB Director of Television Bob Bosse, "At South Dakota Public Broadcasting, we're extremely excited about this wonderful educational series. ‘Nature Adventures’ aligns perfectly with our mission to complement the state's educational system, and does it in a unique and exciting and fun way."

The learning doesn't stop after an episode airs. Magnuson and Lawrenz also spend time visiting schools and talking to classrooms, for a more effective and personal "hands-on" learning experience. Classroom visits, supported by grant funds and donations, are free of charge and can be set up by emailing info@sdnatureadventures.org or by calling 605-941-3348.

To expand learning about South Dakota beyonds the state’s boundaries, complete episodes as well as educational modules created to accompany each episode may be found online, at SDPB.org/natureadventures .

"Nature Adventures" is made possible by NorthWestern Energy, Dollar Loan Center, the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, and other many other local businesses.